3rd District Calendar of Events
3rd District Community Meeting with 
Councilwoman Suzie Price
No meeting for December

Belmont Heights Community Association
Wednesday,  December 10th
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Belmont Heights United Methodist Church

Belmont Shore Resident Association
Thursday,  December 11th
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bayshore Library

 

32nd Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade 
Saturday, December 6th   
6:00 PM on 2nd Street 

68th Annual Naples Island  Holiday Boat Parade   
Saturday, December 13 
6:00 PM
Important Phone Numbers
  

Emergency:

911
3rd District Office:570-6300
Animal Care Services:

  

570-7387

Business Development:

570-5237

Business License:570-6211
Fire Department
non-emergency:

570-2500
Health & Human Services:

570-4000
Homeless Outreach:570-4500

Library 

General Information:

 

570-7500

Library - Bayshore:570-1039
Parks, Recreation & Marine:
570-3100
Police Department East Division:


570-5880

Police Department non-emergency:


570-7260

Public Works:

Graffiti Hotline

Illegal Dumping

Potholes

Trees & Streets

570-2700

570-2773
570-2876

570-3259

570-2700

Utilities:

Gas Department

So Cal Edison

 

Trash/Recycling

Water Department


570-2016
800-655-4555

570-2876

570-2300

Are you interested in providing input into the Naples Seawall project? 

Community Giving Opportunities:

Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love

Long Beach Police Foundation Toy Patrol

Long Beach Rescue Mission

Food Finders


Other Community Events:

Compost Workshop
Saturday, December 20, 2014

10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. 2929 

Provided by ESB

2929 E. Willow Street 

Register at www.longbeach-recycles.org or call (562) 570-4694 
 
 
Trees in the Bay
& Colorado Lagoon
    
 

 

Once again the Trees in the Bay are in place and will light up each evening throughout the entire holiday season. This is a glorious sight; over 70 multi-colored and white trees celebrate the essence of the season with their stunning reflections across the water.

  
  
  
 
  
 
  
The 32nd Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade takes place  this Saturday, December 6th at 6:00 PM on 2nd Street.  Nine World War II Veterans will be the honored Grand Marshals.
  
Councilwoman Price and her staff will be in the parade this year riding the red trolley.
  
Remember that 2nd Street closes at 4:45 from Bayshore to Ximeno and all intersecting cross-street.  Chairs can be placed after 5PM.  
Our December newsletter focuses on the season of Giving and Gratitude. Over the past month, the Third District staff and I have been busy giving back to the community through some important projects and programs.  I have been pleasantly surprised to see so many residents participating in these projects alongside us. 

We are fortunate to live in a community that is connected, vibrant and diverse.  As the year draws to a close, please take time to remember the many positives of the amazing neighborhoods of the Third District.  Think about and act on a way that you can give back in a meaningful way.  

We have included some community wide opportunities to give back through service activities such as toy drives, food donation and more. Please join us and if you like, invite the kids to join you.  I know my children have learned a lot from the many community service projects they have participated in so far. My 10 year old starts most Saturday mornings by saying, "What are we going to the do for the City today, Mom?" It is a nice way to start the weekend! 

On the City Council front, I expect a vote on the Smart Meter proposal for Belmont Shore on December 2nd and a vote of the Civic Center project at the 2nd or 3rd meeting of the Month.   Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts on those items or any other areas where you have concerns or want to share feedback. 

Happy Holidays,

 

 
Suzie Price 

Internship Opportunities

 

The 3rd District Council Office offers internship opportunities for high school and college students interested in gaining real life work experience. Interns are responsible for tasks such as updating my website and social media sites, drafting correspondences, answering emails, attending community events, and performing research projects. In addition to the tasks listed above an internship with the 3rd District Council Office also offers valuable work/life lessons such as punctuality, responsibility, working in an office environment, meeting deadlines, and most importantly working as part of a team. 

 

  

  

 

 

 

Currently we have two interns from Cal State Long Beach volunteering in my office and over the summer 

we had two 3rd District residents that volunteered in my office while on summer break. College student Lily Lorbeer was on break from Boston College and high school student Erin Reed was on break from Wilson Classical High School.

 

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in our internship program, please contact my Chief of Staff Julie Maleki at (562) 570-6300 or julie.maleki@longbeach.gov. 

 

Cooking for Kids

 

On November 20th Councilwoman Suzie Price and Jonathan Schnack participated in the annual Cooking for Kids Competition for The Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center (JJCCC) for Miller Children's Hospital.  "Celebrity Chefs" cooked in honor of pediatric cancer patients from JJCCC. They raised funds through online fundraising, social media and tastings of their prepared dish, which were voted on by event participants and judges. This event supports programs and services for the patients and families dealing with cancer and blood disorders in our community.

   

Suzie and Jonathan selected Luke Johnson who is a friend and neighbor of the Price family. Luke is 14 years old and attending Wilson High when he was diagnosed with AML Leukemia. He is currently on his second round of treatment at the JJCCC and is doing well. His family is incredibly grateful for all the love and support the Long Beach community and the hospital has provided them.

  

 

Through this event Suzie and Jonathan (Team Magic Carpet) raised the most money through on-line donations totaling $11,020.   They generated the most "on-line" votes and were selected as the 2014 winners for their delicious Mediterranean inspired dish; secret recipe provided by Open Sesame in Belmont Shore.  Although it was a fun and festive night, the competition is secondary to the funds raised to benefit patients and families at the JJCCC.

Ronald McDonald House

Councilwoman Suzie Price, her staff and their families took time on a recent Saturday morning to cook breakfast for the families staying at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.

 

   

 

The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for families of children undergoing treatment for cancer or other life-threating illnesses at Miller Children's Hospital and other nearby hospitals and medical facilities. The LBRMH gives families a place to stay, a source of comfort, care and support, and a chance to focus all of their energies on the one thing that matters most of all, getting well.

 

Complex chronic disease patients, especially those with less common or rare conditions, sometimes find a hospital becomes their second home because they return repeatedly for multiple procedures or treatments. Those families can notify the LBRMH when their child is coming in for treatment, and arrangements can be made to accommodate them.

 

Juvenile cancer cases traditionally have a great need for hospital care, particularly when first diagnosed and a child is undergoing initial treatments. That can be a time of tremendous distress to both children and their families, so having a place to stay near the hospital is vital.

 

The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House receives funding and support from McDonalds with the remaining support coming from the generosity of the community. Through the gifts of time, talent, and financial support, the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House is able to provide housing, meals, and support for the families 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


 

Principal for a Day and State of the Education

Councilwoman Suzie Price and Field Deputy Kristina Duggan were honored to be Principals for a Day at both Lowell and Kettering Elementary Schools in the 3rd District. The Councilwoman worked at her children's home school, Lowell Elementary, touring with Principal Sam Platis and participating in garden lessons, visiting classrooms and experiencing a fire drill.

 
  
Kristina Duggan worked with Principal Juan Gutierrez at Kettering Elementary School.  She experienced an enjoyable morning of touring the school, meeting with staff members, learning about the school's statistics and hearing about the Common Core Program. She helped set up for a staff meeting and was privileged to speak with a 4th/5th grade combo-class about her position as a Field Deputy working for the 3rd District.

The Councilwoman and Kristina Duggan then attended the State of Education Conference at the Terrace Theater.   It was an amazing day working with children of Long Beach Unified School District and hearing about the State of California's Education.  They were happy to be able to participate in this program.
November Tree Planting - University Park Estates

Thanks to the coordination of volunteer resident John Contreras and the approval of Councilwoman Suzie Prize, the 3rd District was pleased to purchase and plant 38 trees in University Park Estates early in November.  This project took countless hours of organization including surveying resident interest, approving tree species, placing trees and supervising the day of planting.  It was an amazing show of volunteers including Girl Scout Troop 683, Boy Scout Troops 007 and 105, Long Beach City community service workers, 3rd District staff and their families and, of course, University Park Estate residents. There were almost 80 volunteers working a full Saturday morning to complete this project.   A very special thanks to Lenny Arkinstall for bringing many strong, experienced and willing workers to help with the planting too. 

  Sustainable Long Beach lent shovels and buckets and delivered mulch.  Long Beach Public Works provided tree stakes, a truck as well as input from City Arborist Jerry Rowland to help with this labor-filled morning of planting.  
It was a coordinated effort with beautiful results!
Check out  Sustainable Long Beach for more information on Edible Garden Projects, upcoming workshops, the BWD Lawn to Garden program and many other events that support the Long Beach commitment to follow the Sustainable City Plan.

  

December Newsletter - Office of Councilwoman Suzie Price  

 Third District Council Office

333 W. Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA  90802

(562) 570-6300